jimvogel

Jim Vogel is the Founder and Director of VTR Consulting LLC, a customer service/sales training and recruiting company located in Apex NC. Through workshops and classes, his systems approach to training provides results and focus to salespeople and customer service representatives in both the US and Canada. With 26 years at Ford Motor Company, 13 as an editor in internal communications; and 10 more years with Hendrick Automotive Group in Charlotte NC in sales and in sales training, Jim brings both knowledge and experience to sales and service teams. Jim loves to write and has been doing social media content for business the past two years. A native of Detroit MI, he is a diehard Detroit Tiger fan. An avid reader in his spare time, Jim enjoys automotive history, politics, and current affairs.


8 Strategies for Leadership Guidance

August 30, 2014
8 Strategies for Leadership Guidance

Tweet There is an amazing amount of synergy between leaders and employees across the organizations here in the Northwest. Together much can be accomplished when everything is in sync. Decision making, problem solving and the big picture focus of goals and objectives all come together when communication is good and employees are engaged with...
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11 Secrets for Sales Success

August 16, 2014
11 Secrets for Sales Success

Tweet In sales, it is all about attitude and positive energy. Of course, here in the Northwest, good salespeople need to manage a portfolio of prospects and maintain a loyal owner base, but getting to that point is all conceptual. It takes consistency of mental focus and a true commitment to success. Generating business...
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5 Important Ways to Strengthen Relationships

August 8, 2014
5 Important Ways to Strengthen Relationships

Tweet Among the several books that dale Carnegie wrote in his lifetime, there is always the common theme of relationships and success. In the powerful Dale Carnegie classic from 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Part Three: How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking, Chapter 8 discusses “A Formula that...
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6 Ways to Balance Work, Life, and Stress

July 29, 2014
6 Ways to Balance Work, Life, and Stress

Tweet Everyone seems to have a lot more on their plates of late and they are spending a lot of hours in the office or at a desk completing goals and objectives. This seems to be standard practice here in 2014. The business is busy and there is a lot to do. There are...
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9 Principles that Improve Relationships

July 25, 2014
9 Principles that Improve Relationships

Tweet How to Win Friends and Influence People was probably the first and still is one of the best books of its kind that leads people to success in organizational environments. Both personally and professionally, Dale Carnegie Training still uses this time-tested advice as the foundation for our courses and seminars here in the...
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6 Foundations for Organizational Change

July 13, 2014
6 Foundations for Organizational Change

Tweet When Dale Carnegie Training assesses organizations, terms like engagement, empowerment and process improvement, and leadership are all important aspects. Probably the number one factor that is evaluated in many businesses and non-profits here in the Northwest is organizational change. Change and the management tools of decision making and problem solving are very important...
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10 Traits of the Imperfect Leader

June 29, 2014
10 Traits of the Imperfect Leader

Tweet Although as organizations and leaders here in the Northwest, we strive for perfection; we know that errors and mistakes often happen in any situation. People make them every day. With the array of important responsibility each team member has, and the fact that everyone must react to a multitude of issues, we know...
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5 Factors to Build Sales Success

June 14, 2014
5 Factors to Build Sales Success

Tweet Selling is a great profession with a high ceiling for both success and opportunity. Building relationships and motivating prospects are important strategies for success. In fact, they are the foundation for opportunity. It is still the basic common sense strategies like listening and being knowledgeable that can make a sales week. Yet, how...
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5 Leadership Strategies that Support Success

May 31, 2014
5 Leadership Strategies that Support Success

Tweet Dale Carnegie Training, here in the Northwest, has always had a clear focus on leadership success. Driven by Dale Carnegie Principles, we know that leaders create opportunity and the potential for growth in every employee. As leaders engage the workforce, the culture and the morale of the team depend on this important relationship....
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4 Key Aspects of Organizational Success

May 1, 2014
4 Key Aspects of Organizational Success

Tweet Leadership strategy in organizations is one of the most important methods for change and improvement. Management today across the Northwest continues to look towards the second half of 2014 with a high degree of optimism and enthusiasm. Good people make the difference and opportunity can mean success. In Chapter Seven of the Carnegie...
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